Reasons to Explore the Grand Central Station New York

My first stop in New York City was Grand Central Station (officially called as Grand Central Terminal). I decided to stay at a nearby hotel reasoning it would be easier to travel around the city from the largest train and subway station in New York. The building is a landmark, opens from the year 1871, and it still serves as an important transportation hub for the commuters. I visited the station every day during my stay and amazed by its majestic. It’s worth just to visit the location even if you were not traveling its trains. Here the reasons:

Be part of the crowds in its impressive Main Concourse

Grand Central Terminal New York

Grand Central Terminal New York

 

Check the most expensive clock in a station ever built

(Christie’s and Sotheby’s have estimated the clock’s value at between $10 million and $20 million – source)

The most expensive clock in a train station.

The most expensive clock in a train station.

 

Gazing at the constellations of the zodiac

Its ceiling represents the constellations of the zodiac

Its ceiling represents the constellations of the zodiac (well, actually it was painted backward).

 

 

Whisper through its Whispering Walls

 

Lastly, the surrounding area is a harmony of classical and modern buildings

Photography tips: Bring a tripod or use high ISO for taking pictures inside the station.